Sep 09

I'll show you an Insane Clown Posse!Click for full image

Good Show Sir Comments: Fire that Clown you hired for the kid’s party. He’s got the neighbours up in arms.
Published 1967

Actually, that cover IS a classical work of art!I would touch it without protective gloves.I've seen worse. Far, far, worse.Interesting, but I would still read it in public.Middlng: Neither awful nor awfully goodWould not like to be seen reading that!Awful... just awful...That belongs in a gold-lame picture frame!Gah... my eyes are burning! Feels so good!Good Show Sir! (Average: 8.47 out of 10)

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22 Responses to “The Fireclown”

  1. THX 1138 Says:

    I’m sorry, there will be no more arson about from the Fire Clown, Health & Safety shut him down with a bucket of water that he thought contained confetti – but didn’t.

  2. fred Says:

    OK. First cover with a Blue Oyster Cult theme song?

  3. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    It’s as if the cover art, as it was originally executed, extended only four-fifths of the way across the book, and they needed to add a superfluous rocket to occupy the left over space.

  4. Perry Armstrong Says:

    “The Circus is divided into four nations — the Water Jugglers, the Earth Lion Tamers, the Fire Clowns and the Air Acrobats…”

  5. Tat Wood Says:

    Cesar Romero’s album of Prodigy covers didn’t sell too well.

  6. B. Chiclitz Says:

    Why Impressionism ultimately failed.

  7. Bibliomancer Says:

    The First Annual Gathering of the Juggalos

  8. Tom Noir Says:

    Oh God oh God oh God

  9. A.R.Yngve Says:

    I gotta give the editor some respect for the sheer balls of that cover. Clowns on fire in space! And those funhouse fonts!

  10. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Two dozen GSS regulars gather at Woomera to summon THE WORST COVER EVER CONCEIVED!

  11. B. Chiclitz Says:

    @DSWBT 10: you raise an interesting point—what’s worse here, the conception or the execution? It is a tough call. Looking at the cover makes you want to stab yourself in the eyes with an icepick, but thinking about it makes your head explode.

  12. Perry Armstrong Says:

    @DSWBT 10: You’ve just described the Burning Clown Festival!

  13. Anna T. Says:

    He looks kind of horrified at the . . . whatever it is . . . in front of him. He wouldn’t be the only one.

  14. THX 1138 Says:


  15. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    @AnnaT: That would be us, on the other side of the monitor. 🙁

  16. Perry Armstrong Says:

    @AnnaT: I’d say a horrified expression is appropriate when one’s junk is on fire.

  17. Jonathan Oliver Says:

    Where are the clowns? Send in the clowns…. ARGHHH IT BURNS! IT BURNS!

  18. Dead Stuff With Big Teeth Says:

    Pokèmon Go had a troubled roll-out…

  19. anon Says:

    Why did the circus go out in flames?
    They fired the clown.

  20. A.R.Yngve Says:


  21. Dingle Says:

    I believe Clowns can free the dying planet.
    So long as they stop putting fires out with confetti

  22. Kaspar Bauhauser Says:

    Attack-clowns on fire off the Pimple on Uranus… Time to fry!

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